Greetings and many blessings to each of you from the Wesley Smith Chapel community.
Happy 50th anniversary to Ralph and Carolyn Allen, who celebrated Feb. 15. May God bless you both to have a great, blessed anniversary and many more years of happiness.
Happy 32nd anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Boykin on Feb. 9.
Happy birthday to my stepdaughter, Shalanda Bell, on Feb. 8 of Detroit, Michigan, from your sister, Schenita, and family and from your father, Charles Davis, and grandmother, Louise Davis, of Winston Salem.
Happy birthday on Feb. 15 to Connell Vann of Faison, from your family and your son Darrell Barksdale; Evangelist Shirley Jones, from your family along with Pastor Shirley Pigford and Gospel Revival Uplift Ministry.
Happy birthday on Feb. 18 to Lila B. Ward, who turned 93; best wishes from your children, Caroletha, Elder John Dempsey and Elenice Ward Charlie and Gwen Ward, Tony Ward of Atlanta, Georgia, Bennie Ward, Theresa Ward Jackson, Stevie Ward of South Carolina, Raymond Ward, Bruce Ward, all of your grandchildren, Elder Kenneth Freeman and mother Vesta Freeman and the St. Luke Church Family, and from Exekial and Annie Ward family reunion. May God continue to bless you Aunt Lila Belle.
Happy birthday on Feb. 21 to Arthur Cousin, from your father, Terry Wynn, and the entire family.
Happy birthday on Feb. 28 to Caroletha Langley.
Happy birthday in heaven to my friend and cousin Michael Howard, who would have celebrated his birthday on Feb. 24. I miss him so very much. I love him and he is in my heart each and every day because there was not too many days during the week when I didn’t talk to him. Well, on a sad note with lots of sympathy, love and peace we lost our beloved Heneritta Howard who passed on Saturday.
Our prayers, sympathy and love are with the family of Charles Grantham Jr., 54, of Goldsboro who was funeralized at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly. Burial was held at the Eastern Carolina State Veteran Cemetery. Services were handled by Haskin Funeral Home.
A homegoing celebration for Xavier Pearsall, 23, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Holy Ghost Cathedral Church. Burial followed in the Carver Memorial Park. Please continue to keep the family in your prayers that God will give them the strength to endure. J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home assisted the family. Pearsall’s parents, Lisa and Robert Pearsall would like to thank the many friends, classmates, family, friends and church family for all your prayers. What a difficult time this has been for the family!
Dallas Pigford would like to thank the many family and friends and the Gospel Uplift Revival Ministry for all you have done during the passing of his wife, Sierra. Please keep the children and Dallas in your prayers.
Dr. Schenita Davis Randolph was honored as a nominee among Duke University School of Nursing nominees for the Samuel DuBois Cook Award. Congratulations to all of the nominees at Duke University. Congratulations to my princess, Dr. Schenita Davis Randolph, for all of your hard work.
Congratulations to Elder Rodney Parker who was installed as Pastor of Little Rock Church of Christ in Pikeville at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9.
My heart was saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Edmundson of Goldsboro. Keep the family in your prayers.
I, along with our pastor Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church Program Committee, would like to thank Cheryl Dobson for doing an excellent job as our Love Day Speaker on Sunday and to the soloist Ervin Best and soloist Albert Manley and to the Joy Sister for such an excellent job done on our Love Day Celebration. Thank you, Barbara Seale, for an excellent message on “What is Love” and to Ann Faison for being our mistress of ceremony; to Elder Cynthia Barnes, Patricia Bass, to our Pastor Elder Kenneth Freeman and most of all the Mother Board for such a good, delicious vegetable soup, sandwich and dessert lunch with punch.
Until next week, remember this month is love month so show love at all times.